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Hannah Kirstein Frank, founder of Gemilath Chesed Fund (Bangor) 1900s

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In 1899, Hannah Kirstein Frank founded the Gemilath Chesed fund in Bangor. Its sole purpose was to loan money, with no interest or fees, to struggling immigrants who found it difficult to purchase necessities of life. Hannah started the fund with the balance of a savings account left by her infant son who had died. The fund existed for many years, supplemented by membership fees. #jewishhistory #jewishmaine #jewishwomen #jewishpioneers #immigration #bangormaine #bangorhistory

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